Superhero Trading Card Share your card Discuss one obstacle that you struggle with in relationship to school How would you use the power of your superhero to over come that obstacle? HW: Think of one obstacle of that you overcame by using sheer willpower or by relying on someone close to you. Terms to Know From the story/novel. Direct quotations are required for all essays! A uses the author’s words exactly as s/he wrote them. A quote can be spoken by a character or be description supplied by the author. for are: facts, specifics, examples, support, proof, quotes, and paraphrasing An acronym for how to include evidence (see later in notes) Great Paragraph Writing Tips, formulas and tricks to reinforce what you know or to get you started. Format of a body paragraph (version 1) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Topic sentence Explanation Evidence Evidence Explanation Evidence Evidence Closing Sentence Format of a body paragraph (version 2) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Topic sentence Evidence Explanation Explanation Evidence Explanation Explanation Closing Sentence Format of a body paragraph (version 3) Topic Sentence Explanation Evidence (quote) Explanation Explanation Evidence (quote) Explanation Concluding Sentence TLQ How do I correctly use quotations in an essay? Evidence/Quotations Quotations are used as evidence because they come directly from the book. Topic Sentence Explanation Evidence (quote) Explanation Explanation Evidence (quote) Explanation Concluding Sentence T stands for TRANSITION For example, For instance, Another example is In addition, Moreover, Transitions should be used before any piece of evidence/quote. L stands for LEAD-IN Lead-ins give the reader information about the “scene” from where the quote is extracted. It should contain both Speaker Situation For example, when Rainsford returns to Zaroff’s home, he says, Q stands for QUOTE Your evidence is a quote—anything from the text, regardless of if it has been “spoken” by a character or not. However, quotes should support the topic you are writing about. For example, when Rainsford returns to Zaroff’s home, he says, “I am still a beast at bay.” (103). What follows a quote? Add one to two sentences of explanation that shows the importance of the quote/situation as related to your topic. For example, when Zaroff suggested that Rainsford go hunting he gave him no alternative but to play when he said, “There’s always Ivan” (100). This shows that Rainsford was acting in self-defense when he accepted the terms of the game. If he didn’t agree to be hunted, Ivan would have torn him to shreds. Example #1 Rainsford is guilty of murder because he went to General Zarroff ‘s home and confronted him after the “game” ended. For example, when Zaroff congratulated him on winning, Rainsford says, “I am still a beast at bay.” (103) This shows that even though the game was over Rainsford wanted to kill General Zarroff. A Most Dangerous Proposal Create one area of TLQ that defends your position about whether Rainsford is guilty or not. Your topic sentence for this paragraph will be Rainsford is (guilty/not guilty) of murder. Give one/ Get one : Go around the room and find one person that agrees with you to help you complete your paragraph. Write their TLQ on below yours and add a closing sentence. A Most Dangerous Proposal, continued…. Share paragraphs with a neighbor. Put a star on them if the paragraph format is correct and initial the top. On the bottom of your paragraph paper or the back, reflect on TLQ by answering the following questions: What did you learn today? What is different about this process compared to what you did before? How is it similar? Explain. Example #2 For example, before Romeo and Juliet got married, Romeo had sent a response to Juliet’s question, if he will marry her or not, by Juliet’s nurse and Romeo tells the nurse, “Nurse, commend me to thy lady and mistress. I protest unto thee—” (1036). This shows that Romeo loves Juliet so much that he will marry her a few days after they had first met. Also this shows that Romeo wants to marry Juliet right away and he will struggle for it if he was not given the chance to. Example #3 Another example is when Juliet is about to kill herself, she says “This is thy sheath, there rust, and let me die” (1098). This tells us that love affected Juliet’s decision because she killed herself because of her love for Romeo. This also tells us that Juliet’s love for Romeo is her will to live. Homework Revise your Most Dangerous Game paragraphs to ensure that you have followed these rules.